February 17, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. The foreign ministers of Japan and Russia have failed to narrow their differences over four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.
  2. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has stressed the necessity of maintaining sanctions against North Korea ahead of the second U.S.-North Korea summit.
  3. The dispute between the United States and China over Chinese telecom giant Huawei is escalating.